Thursday, 26 May 2011

Some people make me wana headbutt a wall . . .

Sometimes I get super frustrated with the down right retarded things people ask me, work wise I mean, perhaps my item descriptions aren't clear enough? perhaps people just like sending me 24 million messages asking the same thing over and over . . . Maybe im just a horrible intolerant person, I dont care, im tired of people wasting my time  . . this item pretty much sums up how I feel right now!


From: 24thstreetpress . . . you are a genius!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Just a little something to scare children . . .

I have been debating posting this for days, do I really want to post my gross swollen no make up'd face on the internet? no not really. But im going to anyway.

I have been wanting to dye my hair a natural colour for quite some time now. I have had some sort of bright colour for the past 6 years.  Answering the same old questions and being polite to strangers on a daily basis it getting old, and at times its just bloody annoying. And then theres the people that like to shout at you in the street? yes im well aware my hair is blue/green/turqoise . . . I do not need to be told!

Anyway my friend asked me to dye her hair brown a couple of weeks back and I decided to do a skin test on my forearm afterwards. The first two days were looking good no rash or swelling, day 3 the rash kicked in on the patch where the dye was and by day 4 my eye had swollen. coincidence? I think not.


Heres the story, I have dyed my hair since the age of 16 (the age I started going grey shocking I know!) I always dyed it a dark natural colour just to cover those pesky white hairs after all I was way to young to be grey! I had always used the same brand of hair dye and never had any problems. Then one day, the day after dying my hair my head began to swell, I went to the doctors and was given some steroid tablets to take (10 a day if I remember correctly) the next day I woke up with one eye swollen shut and my whole head continued to swell throughout the day, by that evening my head was described by doctors as 'moon shaped' before they rushed me in and injected me with a large dose of steroids. I literally felt myself deflate. . . . which was wondeful but I still had a humongous head. After my first night in hospital I awoke, well I was awake but couldnt see a thing as both eyes were swollen shut. It was a very surreal experience, one I dont want to ever repeat. I was disscharged after two days but it still took a fair few days for my face to return to normal.

If you times the above picture by 10 you'll have some idea of what my face looked like after it was dyed a natural colour 6 years ago. I wish I still had the photos to show how bad it actually was. Always do a skin test! even if you have used the same hair dye for years like I had. You never know what could happen.

Its scary to think that the above picture was from a small 10p sized skin test on my arm. Do we seriously need these chemicals in our hair dyes? 

I think I am going to have to stick to my crazy vegetable dye hair colurs or grow out my hair? and be brown/grey? I would love to know what people think, have you ever had any reactions to dye? do you know of any safe hair dyes in natural colours?

p.s I appologise for the scary face I was pretty grumpy that day!


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Oh The places you'll go!


I have been a little absent online lately, I will explain more soon I promise. I have been browsing some motivational websites and blogs today and I stumbled across a post about this poem. I have never read any Dr. Seuss and is it crazy that this really struck a cord with me?

you can read the post over here: The suitcase entrepreneur

Right now im in the waiting place hoping someone will make all my decisions for me, what am I afraid of? why cant I make them myself? I am so frustrated and annoyed with myself. I used to know exactly what I wanted and I went out and got it. I need a big shake, I need to wake up and do something, make a start, keep on moving! 

Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
by the incomparable Dr. Seuss

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.

And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.

Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.

You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch.

You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.

No! That’s not for you!
Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don’t. Because, sometimes, they won’t.

I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot.

And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.

But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.

You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Just another day at the office . . .

The post office ladies totally love me and my mary poppins bag as they like to call it. As you can imagine im on first name terms with pretty much everyone in there! 

I have also had two job interviews so far this week . . . exciting! Well except for the fact I dont think I will get either of them. I dont actually need another job right now, but for some reason I keep applying??? I should be concentrating on sewing and creating but I feel distracted? I cant really explain it. I wish I could just make a decision and stick with it. Be focused, set my own goals and go for it, what am I afraid of? If anyone has the answers please let me know . . . . I could do with having a boss right now . . . maybe thats why I keep job hunting! answers on a postcard.


Monday, 18 April 2011

Etsy favorites . . .

I am resisting the urge to shop! I must de clutter, clear out, downsize.

Buy these lovelies so I cant pretty please!


Geometric necklace from: spoonfullofmint

Vintage dress from: venusdjangoanddot

Up-cycled frames from: theartofchic

Vintage mug from: nyatiti

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Getting crafty . . .

I am slowly but surely working my way through a ton of unfinished projects, it feels good. But as you can imagine my sewing room is a big huge mess! So im going to have a big tidy up tonight . . . how exciting.

Anyway heres a sneak peek! Lots of sickly sweet treats will soon be added to the shop yay!!!


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground . . .

I know you all wanted to see my feet and up my nose all in one post so here it is!

Nice toenails huh! They were painted bright yellow, but my blue hair runs in the shower and makes them lime green . . . interesting info if your thinking of going a crazy colour ay! 

I have had this huge map of the world since I was a child. I have always been really curious about other cultures and traveling. When I was younger I had pen pals from all over the world and we would exchange little mementos from our countries and teach each other about our customs and culture. I dont think my curiosity has ever left me but some times you get a little side tracked in life and forget about all the things you wanted to with it.

I have been having one of those weeks where my mind has been wandering. There is a huge world out there and I would love to see it. Im keeping my map up to motivate me to save for some more travels and adventures. Where do I venture next? There are just too many places i would love to go explore.

Where would you like to travel to?

Monday, 11 April 2011

Daydreaming . . .

I think I have found the tattooist I would like to get work by, yay! I just need to send an email to see when and what I can get done . . . but I feel kinda silly because I dont have a specific design that I want, I just know the kind of things I like. I have been putting this email off for weeks . . . silly I know! Any advice from you fellow tattooed ladies? Do you always know exactly what you want? or are you happy to let the tattooist come up with something if you know they are the right person for the job?

Images are from:


Thursday, 7 April 2011

Eye spy . . .

Remember that fabric I found a few posts back? Well I have turned it into a couple of items . . . one of them being this playsuit, yeah! I copied the pattern from one I already own, im all about re making things I like in different fabrics. Part of me loves it, part of me feels like a walking bedspread, any opinions?

I am very much recovered from my cold from hell which is awesome, and I have been crazy busy the past week or so. I cant complain, I love having lots on the go but I would really like a full day of creative sewing as soon as I have a spare one. Iv got a playsuit making bug.

Oh yeah, the belt and shoes are thrifted too!


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

bleurghh . . .

Oh dear I am ill again :( im feeling rather poop and frustrated because its been super sunny and summery and I have absolutely no get up and go whatsoever. Last week I was totally on it, organized motivated and getting stuff done and this week, boom! sickness, not impressed. And to top it I have a lot of custom orders to get on with. Typical ay!

Anyway this was an outfit from last week. Whatdyathink? I have a little side project in the pipeline. I have also reduced tons of items in my etsy shop so take a peek! im pretty generous when im ill so take advantage lol :)

Right I am off to eat ice cream and watch trashy T.V, goodnight! x

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Etsy favorites . . .

I spied these a couple of days ago and someone has snapped the first two up  already :( 

They are super sweet though, so im going to post them anyway.

All these are from: Stellasgroove

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

. . . . .

Whah! where does the time go! I have had a crazy couple of weeks and I turned 27 . . . yep thats right, 27 on the 6th March. I can not believe I am this old! Anyway I have neglected the blog for too long. Heres a brief catch up, I have gotten a few more hours work at the pub so I am trying to adjust to working late and getting home at 5am on the weekends then waking up early and doing my sewing job  during the week . . . . Its kinda tough but I have made myself a timetable to organize my life. With naps included and everything. I feel like im back at school. But so far so good, im being super productive and I like it!

Its only my first week testing my timetable out and it will need a little tweaking but so far I have managed to spend less time online (im sure we all get sucked in and distracted on the internet) I need to cut my browsing down and be more productive when im online. Im limiting internet work to the evenings. So the past few days I have gotten some sewing projects done. I have made 2 dresses, cut out a 3rd, drafted a pattern for and made up a playsuit. Sewn up a custom order, photographed a batch of items and even spent a morning charity shopping. . . . thats quite a lot.

Oh and did I mention I have been doing yoga every morning! just call me superwoman! 

Heres some of the goodies I bagged on my shopping spree.

Oh and last but not least I had a super sweet birthday eve with some wonderful friends. Yummy food at a local noodle bar then lots of chit chat and cups of herbal tea at a swanky cafe/bar afterwards. I wish I would have taken a camera out . . . . I really need to photograph more. Here's a snap of the lovely handmade and thoughtful gifts I received.

My friends are the cutest!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The sun is shining . . .

I can feel summer is just around the corner and I am excited! I went for a mooch around some charity shops today and picked up a few random bits . . . you've got to love a good rummage. Car boot season will soon be here too, yay! I just need to wake myself up early enough to go.

Anyway I picked up these two tops last week and I finally bought some vinyl to use as a backdrop for photographing, so I had a bit of a play. I am super happy with the background I think it looks so much more professional dont ya think?. I hate being in photos though, I feel really vain taking pictures of myself. Im not vain I promise, although I did photoshop my face, if you ever see me in real life beware lol. And the point of todays post is? I love vinyl, yeah! 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Twit twoo . . .

Yeah im lame I know! I found this beauty whilst I was volunteering last week and snapped it up. He's such a cutie dont ya think! What should I name him?

Anyway, this is the extent of my posting for tonight as im feeling rather drained and tired. The kind of tired where you know you would feel much better if you'd done lots of exercise. Iv been going to the local leisure center for some classes but it just doesn't live up to my old gym. Do I slum it for cheap prices and not so hot classes or pay more and go back to my old gym? decisions, decisions. Being on a tight budget sucks!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I love japan

I swear I will get there one day . . . im thinking for my 30th. God that sounds scary. Yes its a plan, japan for my 30th, I guess its not too long to wait. Here are some of my inspirations at the moment.

All taken from: streets of japan

Monday, 21 February 2011

Where is the time going!

The past week has flown over in a blur. I cant even tell you what I actually did. But I did get a lot of things organised business wise. I have done a fair amount of sewing and finishing off which I kinda hate (I am a serial project starter, I have so many ideas and get super excited about creating new stuff then end up with piles of unfinished projects) but im training myself to be a finisher. . .  im not allowed to fabric shop until I have used everything I already own, so this is going to take a while lol.

The not so highlight of last week was hitting a giant kirb and blowing my tyre . . .  then finding out the spares flat . . . did i mention it started to rain . . . oh and my other front tyre had an egg in it :( I guess you just have to laugh, part with your hard earned cash for two new tyres and try not to hit any more kirbs when parking.

On a happier note I finally found a playsuit I can kinda pull off . . .

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Busy busy!

Sooo I have had a bit of a mad few weeks. I got myself a weekend bar job as I am need of some extra pennies. My first real working day was friday and it was crazy busy . . . so busy i thought I was going to puke at times . . . fun stuff. I think I did pretty well considering iv never worked at a bar before, and I havent worked for anyone but myself for the past 3 years . . . . I didnt get in to bed till 5am but I actually enjoyed working there, the musics good the people are nice and its not like I have a social life at the minute so I might as well do some extra work. 

Sunday I went down to London to check out the London edge trade show. The journey was epic! 6.30am start and I got back to Liverpool at 1.10am monday morning. Not fun at all! The trade show was good but I was surprised that its halved in size since I last had a stand there. It was also chinese new year so it was heaving in the town center, which is not fun when your starving and tired. And I dont do crowds at the best of times. It confirmed how much I hate London. I am most definitely a seaside girl not a city chick, crowds suck, rude people suck, the tube sucks, london simply SUCKS! some people might disagree but thats my opinion. Rant over! 

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Once upon a time I had medusa hair . . .

Finding your huge head posted on the internet by others is a little creepy, but I guess its a good thing? Im flattered. Its kinda crazy. Minus my bright hair and metal face im a pretty quiet and shy person (shocking I know). Until you get to know me of course. People always assume im as loud as my appearance and they think im taking the piss when I tell them im shy.
Sometimes I wonder if people think I look like this just to get a reaction? Im not an attention seeker, I hate having my photo taken (although im trying to get over that), I just like to look different. And iv learnt to ignore peoples stares over the years.
Its important to be yourself no matter what anyone else thinks. God im so lame!
Check out the tumblr: here
There are tons of awesome haired girls on it, it makes me want my dreads back. I may have to make a set to match my turquoise head . . .  effort.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Etsy favorites . . .

Here are a few of my recent faves, you know the drill. I really wana go on an etsy shopping spree but im trying to be good and not spend, being poor is lame! But im volunteering in the charity shop tomorrow so fingers crossed theres some bargains to be had :) anyways enough rambling.

From: workisnotajob

From: girlswithbangs

From: happydeliveries

From: blackmarketbaby


I still have tattoos on the brain too, after meeting up with my friend Kirsty for yummy chinese food last night I have tattoo envy lol. I NEED to get tattooed this year.

I also need to keep going to exercise classes. I missed pilates yesterday morning so im of to yoga tonight, fun fun.


Sunday, 30 January 2011

Getting organised is good for the mind!

This weekend has been rather lame as I have been sorting through all my craft stash! I have way too much stuff that im not sure if ill ever use. So I have been photographing, packing it up and listing it in my etsy shop, hopefully it will all go to a loving new home and be used in some awesome projects. Im such a hoarder! 

And thats just the start! eek. Im off to list bit more then chill with my parents for a bit. Damn my life is way too exciting!